Chennai vs Ho Chi Minh - Cost of Living Comparison

Chennai Ho Chi Minh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$425
$734
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1030
$2025
🏠 One person rent
$162
$378
🏘️ Family rent
$296
$820
🍽️ Food expenses
$162
$213
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.2
$66.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$568
$534
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
2 km
🎓 Higher education
77
63
😀 Quality of life
67
68
🏙️ Population
10.3M
10.4M

The cost of living in Chennai is 42% less expensive than in Ho Chi Minh. Cities ranked 8684th and 6318th ($425 vs $734) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 26th and 1st in India and Vietnam, respectively. Check India vs Vietnam comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Chennai compared to 0.7 months in Ho Chi Minh. Chennai ranked 2nd best city to live in India vs Ho Chi Minh ranked 1st in Vietnam, while ranked 3652nd and 3095th among best cities to live in the world.

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Chennai Ho Chi Minh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.21
$2.04
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.1
$22.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.6
$4.2
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$1.01
 Cappuccino
$1.88
$2.1
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$0.57
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$182
$454
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$112
$288
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$362
$1129
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$216
$641
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.9
$46.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.3
$71.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.78
$9.98
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.62%
8.98%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2011
$5180
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$686
$1997
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.4
$7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.71
$5.87
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.31
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$1.49
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.49
$1.15
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$0.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.86
$1.43
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.66
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.78
$3.43
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.84
$12.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$2.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.45
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$1.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$1.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$1.52
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$0.95
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.36
$11.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.95
$0.97
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.75
$1.24
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$0.97
$2.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.63
$3.63
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.92
$1.32
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
$0.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
$22.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.67
$4.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.1
$34.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
$3.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.5
$47.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$40.3
$96.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$71.7
$225
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1266
$15038

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$474
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$277
125 km or 78 mi Chittoor
$341
138 km or 85 mi Pondicherry
$328
153 km or 95 mi Nellore
$273
159 km or 99 mi Cuddalore
$337
198 km or 123 mi Madanapalle
$336
219 km or 136 mi Kadapa
$344
260 km or 162 mi Proddatur
$337
269 km or 167 mi Ongole
$338
279 km or 173 mi Salem
$351
282 km or 175 mi Thanjavur
$333
290 km or 180 mi Bangalore
$480
304 km or 189 mi Chirala
$335
305 km or 189 mi Tiruchirappalli
$335
312 km or 194 mi Hindupur
$335
328 km or 204 mi Nandyal
$348
338 km or 210 mi Anantapur
$339
339 km or 211 mi Erode
$278
344 km or 214 mi Tumkur
$301
353 km or 219 mi Tenali
$271
354 km or 220 mi Machilipatnam
$282
357 km or 222 mi Guntur
$294
361 km or 224 mi Tiruppur
$340
383 km or 238 mi Vijayawada
$424
388 km or 241 mi Kurnool
$348
396 km or 246 mi Dindigul
$338
402 km or 250 mi Mysore
$345
411 km or 256 mi Eluru
$329
423 km or 263 mi Madurai
$361
428 km or 266 mi Coimbatore
$360
428 km or 266 mi Adoni
$346
453 km or 282 mi Nalgonda
$333
462 km or 287 mi Rajahmundry
$297
463 km or 288 mi Khammam
$277
474 km or 294 mi Mahbubnagar
$336
476 km or 296 mi Kakinada
$350
482 km or 300 mi Hospet
$339
494 km or 307 mi Davanagere
$282
509 km or 317 mi Malappuram
$263

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Distance City Cost of living
21 km or 13 mi Thu Dau Mot
$520
25 km or 15 mi Bien Hoa
$502
72 km or 45 mi Vung Tau
$538
96 km or 60 mi Svay Rieng
$645
113 km or 70 mi Sa Dec
$494
127 km or 79 mi Can Tho
$551
141 km or 88 mi Long Xuyen
$531
153 km or 95 mi Soc Trang
$530
162 km or 100 mi Prey Veng
$642
167 km or 104 mi Phan Thiet
$433
181 km or 112 mi Mui Ne
$504
184 km or 114 mi Kampong Cham
$509
189 km or 117 mi Rach Gia
$521
198 km or 123 mi Bac Lieu
$514
205 km or 127 mi Phnom Penh
$850
233 km or 145 mi Da Lat
$496
244 km or 151 mi Ca Mau
$518
257 km or 160 mi Buon Ma Thuot
$425
270 km or 168 mi Phan Rang-Thap Cham
$509
271 km or 168 mi Kampot
$531
300 km or 186 mi Phu Quoc
$510
309 km or 192 mi Stung Treng
$639
320 km or 199 mi Nha Trang
$622
343 km or 213 mi Sihanoukville
$870
414 km or 257 mi Siem Reap
$639
433 km or 269 mi Qui Nhon
$518
452 km or 281 mi Battambang
$540
488 km or 303 mi Ko Chang
$536
502 km or 312 mi Serei Saophoan
$638
527 km or 327 mi Ubon Ratchathani
$457
533 km or 331 mi Quang Ngai
$465
584 km or 363 mi Klaeng
$549
592 km or 368 mi Hoi An
$504
605 km or 376 mi Da Nang
$639
637 km or 396 mi Hue
$468
663 km or 412 mi Nong Prue
$535
664 km or 413 mi Chaophraya Surasak
$537
668 km or 415 mi Pattaya
$584
670 km or 416 mi Laem Chabang
$534
676 km or 420 mi Nakhon Ratchasima
$580